The spy photos of the 2017 BMW X3 and the X3 M models continue to drop in. The latest batch of pictures reveal more of the exterior design and some of the car’s external changes.
The car is still in its production changes and the design of the model might undergo more changes before the final version comes to stores. The X3 features muscular bumpers giving it an amazing aggressive looks combined with quad-exit exhausts combined with a wide roof spoiler. It is powered by a straight six-engine and the variant is expected to be a higher performance model.
Apart from the base model, the team is also working on a performance variant, the BMW X3 M which is to be powered by a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine. The powertrain is capable of delivering up to 425 horsepower made possible by tweaking the same engine. The car is expected to give a tough competition to the likes of Porsche Macan Turbo and the Mercedes AMG GLC 63.
A video has been released online that shows the 2017 BMW X3 and the X3 M in action. While majority of the car is heavily camouflaged, it still shows some parts of the car. The clip has been posted below so that you can enjoy seeing the spy photos and shots of the model before it hits dealership stores officially.
The BMW X3 xDrive M40i model uses the same engine as the BMW 7 series car. Inside sources confirmed that the model is expected to be powered by a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine rendering close to 376 horsepower. There are couple of spy shots as well posted on autocar that shows the model featuring long rear doors, bigger wheelbase and new glass house structure.
The changes are not limited to the exterior of the car but rather will be carried out in the interiors as well. The car sports a wheelbase measured at 2810mm. It features a large infotainment system controlled by a touchscreen setup. The overall luggage capacity of the car has been bumped up as well. A brand new electric system will be used in the 2017 BMW X3, X3 M which enables newer safety systems and connectivity options for comfortable driving experience.
Most of the models will feature an all-wheel drive system while some will be powered by a rear wheel drive setup. The car will follow the pattern set by the X5 xDrive 40e model to introduce a plug-in hybrid after the initial launch.
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